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May 08, 2023

Community Building Forum hatches new projects, highlights synergies between Grey Highlands volunteer groups

Dave Meslin at the Community Building Forum

BY SOUTHGREY.CA STAFF — The Grey Highlands Municipal League hosted a two hour session at the Kinplex in Flesherton on Sunday, May 7 where approximately a dozen local grass-roots organizations presented themselves and explained their activities.

The event highlighted how local residents can make a difference in their municipality. For many, it was an introduction to the various community organizations active in Grey Highlands communities, who often work tirelessly behind-the-scenes to improve or maintain facilities and lobby for the concerns of their members. "It's amazing how many volunteer groups we have in Grey Highlands," said Dave Meslin, chief organizer and host of the meeting.

The event also attempted to facilitate the creation a handful of exciting new projects. Breaking off into groups, participants strategized about how to move six new community project ideas forward and spurred future get-togethers to build on what was discussed.

Attended by approximately 40 people, the event was a successful community-building exercise, hatching several initiatives and showed that volunteering is strong in Grey Highlands.


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